Annie Lumsden, the Girl from the Sea

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Annie knows she isn’t normal. Words get stuck to the page and she can’t read them, and she finds numbers really confusing too. She can’t add or subtract like the others can. But Annie loves the ocean and listening to her mom’s tales. The first time her mom said that everything can be turned into tales, Annie thought of fish tails. However, her mom was talking about a different kind of tale––the kind that she shares in this story.

Annie listens to her mom’s tales. One day, her mom tells her a story about how Annie was born, but she knows that it isn’t true. So, her mom tells her a real story. Or, at least, she says that it’s a real story. Could Annie really be related to a sea creature?

The illustrations by Beatrice Alemagna in this book were really beautiful. I loved reading the book, but sometimes I didn’t really understand the story. It was a lot of fun figuring out if Annie’s mom’s tales were really true or not.

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Author David Almond
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 64 pages
Publisher Candlewick
Publish Date 18-May-2021
ISBN 9781536216745
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Issue August 2021
Category Children's